The secret inside

The secret inside

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  I recently read this short piece called “Hidden Star” that I’ve been wanting to write about. For me, it’s also tied to my post from last week “time to do the math” making me think hard about how much time I...
Time to do the math

Time to do the math

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  I’m a pretty positive guy. I usually look for the silver lining, no matter how heavy the rain. I also like to think I can wrestle honestly with tough issues and big questions. But a recent headline in an article...
Who deserves what?

Who deserves what?

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  A word that I think about a lot is “deserve.” I hear it in statements like “you deserve a medal” and “I deserve a treat for that job well done.” It was part of one of the most successful, long-lasting advertising...
Forgiveness is a tricky thing

Forgiveness is a tricky thing

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  This past week marked Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year. While I know only a little bit about all the traditions around one of the faith’s holiest of holidays, the part that has always stuck with...
Rockstar Donor: Traci Weinstein

Rockstar Donor: Traci Weinstein

At eight months old, Traci was adopted from Guatemala. Now, as a 10 year old in the Rochester, NY area, she is doing her part to help the people of her native country! Traci, along with her mom and her sister Brooke, set a goal of collecting 25,000 pairs of shoes for...
What is home?

What is home?

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  Yesterday, I flew into Nashville on an early flight. As we descended, and the green hills and skyline became more and more defined, I had this incredible feeling of both excitement and peace. Excitement because of...
A network of gratitude

A network of gratitude

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  As I’ve written before, I’m a runner. The first weekend in September found me at the starting line of one of the tougher mountain 100-milers in the US, the Wastach 100. It more than lived up to it’s billing and,...
Even with abundance there need not be waste

Even with abundance there need not be waste

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:   Several years ago, as one of my annual goals, I decided to read a poem a day. Thankfully, there’s a free service (donate if you like them!) from poets.org called “poem a day” that gets emailed to me every...
48 million going hungry in the US

48 million going hungry in the US

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  Labor Day, along with Thanksgiving, is one of my favorite holidays. I’m a big believer in the dignity of work and how it brings so much more benefit than just income. Pride, satisfaction and being a productive...
Because I Can

Because I Can

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  It’s not often that pragmatism and inspiration come in the same package, yet I often find both when I read Seth Godin. A recent post of his was no exception:   Treating people with kindness One theory says...